Pay-For-Crimes

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Posted in category Welfare State

The headline reads, “DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes.

They say crime doesn’t pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It’s based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.

This bill is trying to address violent crimes perpetuated by repeat offenders. Wait – aren’t we already paying police and politicians enough dough?

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One Response to Pay-For-Crimes

  1. markm says:

    May 22nd, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Yes, but we pay them whether or not they cease to commit crimes.

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